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Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Robert Boyle, dated at London

Reference number: EL/OB/45

Date: 16 January 1666


Encloses John Beale's barometric observations (inserted at end of letter); concerns printing Boyle's work and about printing an Italian treatise on vipers; concerns the translation of the Old Testament into Turkish with queries about English grammar; concerns finding the true distance of the sun and moon from Earth, picking out St Helens and Portugal as spots to assemble equipment; concerning France joining Holland in the war against Britain

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16 January 1666
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6 pages

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Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg, Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Robert Boyle, dated at London, 16 January 1666, EL/OB/45, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 16 July 2024

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